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Thursday December 8, 2016, @ 8PM
Roulette
509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Brooklyn NY

 

Reinier Van Houdt plays Robert Ashley

Brian Schober & Jane Ross Sorkin: White Witch Project

 

Dutch pianist Reinier Van Houdt performs Maneuvers for Small Hands (1961), one of Robert Ashley’s first major explorations. The work is a catalogue of puzzles for the contemporary musician, consisting of 110 cards in which 10 fundamental actions are spun out into 110 movements. Brian Schober and Joan Ross Sorkin present a monodrama about voodoo, murder, and revenge, scored for soprano and percussion. Based on the 19th century Jamaican legend of Annie Palmer, a white woman notoriously known as “The White Witch of Rose Hall,” with mezzo-soprano Blythe Gaissert and percussionist Jared Soldiviero.

 

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